SPECIAL OLYMPICS

Fargo Ideas Talks About Ways To Improve the Valley

Big presentations and the sharing of ideas related to the valley given on the big stage at the Fargo Theatre.

FARGO, N.D. — Fargo is getting a little taste of Aspen. Big presentations and the sharing of ideas related to the valley given on the big stage at the Fargo Theatre. Fargo Ideas is the brain child from producers of the Aspen Ideas. It is national think tank talk involving former presidents, activists and members of the scientific community to…

Truckers Run Massive Convoy For Special Olympics

Seventy trucks escorted by police made their annual eighteen–mile–drive around Fargo to raise money for Special Olympics.

FARGO N.D. — It’s a grand old round–up of truckers from across the valley for a significant cause. Seventy trucks escorted by police made their annual eighteen–mile–drive around Fargo to raise money for Special Olympics. The Truck Convoy for Special Olympics is also a way to celebrate the trucking industry, law enforcement, and everyone who helps support causes like these….

Special Olympics Holds Fundraiser Car Wash

They will have two more during the summer

FARGO, N.D. –A clean car feels great, and even better if you got it washed for a good cause. Special Olympics of Cass County held a fundraiser car wash. All the supplies like sponges and towels were donated from businesses around town. Over a dozen volunteers and athletes helped out. One organizer says he was inspired to put the car…

Special Olympics ND Summer Games Kick Off With Parade, Opening Ceremony

Over 600 athletes are participating

FARGO, N.D. — The Special Olympics North Dakota Summer Games kick off, and it’s all smiles for the six hundred plus athletes who will be competing. One athlete, Billy Pyfer, says the Special Olympics is basically his entire life. He trains five to six times a week, and competing has given him an outlet to meet many like-minded athletes. “You get…

Polar Plungers Support Special Olympics by “Freezin’ for a Reason”

Over three dozen brave plungers jumped into a tub of icy water

FARGO, N.D. — People are taking the plunge and “freezin’ for a reason” to raise money for Special Olympics North Dakota. Over three dozen brave plungers jumped into a tub of icy water. Prizes were awarded for whitest legs, youngest plunger, best costume, and most money raised. Leaders from multiple law enforcement agencies served as judges. Every plunger has to raise…

Truck Drivers Come Together to Help Out Special Olympics North Dakota

More than 75 drivers took part in the truck convoy

FARGO, N.D. — Truck drivers have teamed up to rev up their engines, honk their horns, and go on a little journey, all to make a big impact for some of their favorite athletes. “They’re just special in their own way. They’re normal people, they do normal stuff. To hear their stories in sports and stuff is pretty cool,” said Chad…

Becker County Law Enforcement Officers Host Annual Run for Special Olympics

Law enforcement officers from the Becker County area are raising awareness for Special Olympics Minnesota

BECKER COUNTY, Minn. – Law enforcement officers from the Becker County area are raising money and awareness for Special Olympics Minnesota. The Torch Run for Special Olympics is a way for officers to participate in an international organization for those with special needs. The torch run started on Highway 10 near the Clay County border and finished at the Otter…

Dozens of Jumpers Dive into Cold Water during Fargo Polar Plunge

Fiftieth incarnation of the event benefits the Special Olympics of North Dakota

FARGO, N.D. — It might be cold outside, but for some people, it was the perfect time for a jump in the pool. Nearly 50 people participated in the Fargo Polar Plunge at the Delta Hotel by Marriott Fargo to benefit the Special Olympics of North Dakota. Most of the plungers raised hundreds of dollars for the Special Olympics before taking…

Officers Help Ignite the Opening Ceremony for Special Olympics in North Dakota

Athletes and law enforcement officers from many parts of the state step into the 2017 Law Enforcement Torch Run

FARGO, N.D. — Hundreds of families ran with officers from the far reaches of North Dakota to light up the state’s Summer Special Olympics. They’re celebrating 45 years of giving North Dakotans the opportunity to become athletes. “When you talk to our athletes, what they talk about is having an opportunity to participate just like an NDSU athlete, a Fargo/Davies…

Special Olympics Looking to Pack the Stands for 2017 Summer Games

The event kicks off June 8th will an opening ceremony and parade in downtown Fargo

FARGO, ND — The North Dakota Special Olympics Summer Games are just a few weeks away. The event kicks off June 8th at the Fargo Civic Center. This is the 20th year for the event in Fargo. Special Olympics serves more than 1,600 athletes statewide. The organization wants to get as many people to the kick–off event as possible because…